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“Luke was really helpful! Picked and dropped off my car, fixed it quickly and cleaned it too! Would definitely use again.”

Volkswagen Polo • Front shock absorber replacement

“Great service, Collected car for service and MOT. Kept me informed at all stages and finished work and returned car within the time quoted. Would highly reccomend.”

Peugeot 206 CC • MOT with collection & delivery

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245 Reviews


786 Motors

Birmingham , 20 years of experience

“Hassan was excellent, does know his job and makes certain that the work is satisfactory. Very capable
tradesman, who gives you that confidence that the work is being done properly. ”

Volkswagen Bora • Front shock absorbers (pair) replacement

“Hassan was very good. Friendly and helpful. Got my car back on the road. Thankyou ”

Mini Mini • Heater matrix replacement


2 Reviews


Quick Tech

Sidcup , 14 years of experience

“Ahmet, explained what he was doing, very polite shook my hand. Even checked something else also. Would definitely use him again”

Vauxhall/Opel Corsa-D • Rear shock absorber replacement

“Ahmad was fantastic, he called me after I booked to double check he had the right info (really handy since I'd put my reg number in wrong so the system was showing the wrong car) and again in the morning so I knew when he was coming. He did a fantastic job, in good time and was really lovely. I can't recommend him highly enough. “

Citroen C4 • Front brake pads (all) replacement


36 Reviews


“Andrew was very friendly, turned up early and completed the job in well under the time quoted. Thoroughly satisfied with the work that he did, would definitely use again.”

Volkswagen Golf IV • Front shock absorbers (pair) replacement

“Andrew did a fantastic job ( cambelt and water pump change ). He arrived earlier than scheduled but phoned to see if that would be convenient. Andrew also gave me advice on my brake condition and to an auxiliary belt that might need changing in the future. After working solidly for 4hrs on one of the hottest days of the year I can only thank him so much for his work...“

Citroen Xsara Picasso • Timing belt/chain replacement


170 Reviews


Mainly Brakes

Edinburgh , 10 years of experience

“The service receuved was excellent. Good comms,prompt and very friendly. Work completed efficiently.
Highly recommended. ”

Mercedes-Benz Vito • Rear shock absorber replacement

“Arrived on time and was able to diagnose the issue with the brakes and get it fixed without any hassle. Really good service.”

Chrysler 300C • ABS Warning Light Inspection

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How much does a Shock Absorber replacement cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2007 Fiat Doblo Franchise Dealer Est.£143 - £176 Independent Garage Est.£94 - £121 ClickMechanic Est.£93 - £120 Saving33%
Car2010 Hyundai i30 Franchise Dealer Est.£210 - £232 Independent Garage Est.£147 - £162 ClickMechanic Est.£146 - £161 Saving30%
Car2002 Volvo S60 Franchise Dealer Est.£329 - £363 Independent Garage Est.£164 - £192 ClickMechanic Est.£162 - £190 Saving49%
Car2012 Citroen C4 II Franchise Dealer Est.£227 - £251 Independent Garage Est.£137 - £152 ClickMechanic Est.£136 - £150 Saving40%
Car2002 Toyota Avensis Franchise Dealer Est.£254 - £290 Independent Garage Est.£155 - £178 ClickMechanic Est.£153 - £176 Saving39%

Want to learn more about Shock Absorber replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Shock Absorber do?

The shock absorber is a component of the suspension system that evens out the irregularities of the road surface the car navigates. It is mounted on one side to the car's chassis or body and on the other to one of the wheel's wishbones.

Essentially, the shock absorber consists of a tube filled with gas or oil that is compressed by a piston. It essentially dissipates the kinetic energy generated by the road.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Shock Absorber?

  • When the car bounces on excessively after driving over a hump or similar.
  • When the car feels unstable going through corners or rough services.
  • When the impact of navigating over humps is harder than normal.
  • When there is a puddle of oil-like fluid underneath the car near a wheel.
  • When the tyres lose touch with the ground after a shock absorption.

When should you consider a Shock Absorber replacement?

Over time, a shock absorber's condition can deteriorate due to the fact that it is in constant use when the car is driven. Eventually, it can be that fluid or gas starts to leak out of the shock absorber which can, for example, be due to a leaking valve inside. A bad shock absorber will cause an unstable ride, through corners.

Equally, it can be that the car rocks excessively when going over humps or when stopping the car, bouncing for a prolonged period after the actual shock absorption.

Issues with the shock absorbers that are not addressed can lead to a variety of other, more expensive, issues; among which is excessive tyre wear. It is therefore important to address issues with the shock absorber timely and professionally to ensure an optimal ride and prevent further damage.

Should you experience problems with a shock absorber then it is advisable to have the system inspected and, if necessary, have the bad shock absorber replaced. Always service the shock absorbers as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Shock Absorber replacement?

  • The mechanic will test drive the car to establish the possible cause of the problem.
  • The mechanic will inspect the suspension system and shock absorbers in detail.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the worn or broken shock absorber.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will check the suspension again and test drive the car.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

How much does a Shock Absorber Replacement cost?

The cost of a shock absorber replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your shock absorber replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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